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Childhood Abuse

Mother's Day Cards I Could Use As An Estranged Daughter

Katie Naum | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Katie Naum

Thank You For Carrying Me In Your Womb and Giving Birth To Me. (inside) That Part Went Pretty Well From My Perspective. Remember The Time When We We...

Parenting, An Unexpected Trigger

Dawn Daum | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Dawn Daum

I don't know what people picture when they think of someone who would dare admit that she was molested as a child, but I don't think it is me. Nor do I believe it is the face of the several female and male friends of mine who are also survivors living "normal" lives.

Most Californians Have Childhood Trauma That Links to Chronic Disease, Depression, Violence

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Ellen Stevens

Nearly two-thirds of California adults have experienced at least one type of major childhood trauma, such as physical, verbal or sexual abuse, or living with a family member who abuses alcohol or is depressed, according to a report released yesterday.

WATCH: Woman Secretly Records Confrontation With Alleged Childhood Rapist

David Lohr | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

A California woman has posted video of a confrontation with a woman she says sexually abused her nearly 16 years ago. "Why did you do that," Jamie ...

WATCH: Why Tyler Perry Says 'I'm Not Supposed To Be Alive'

OWN | Posted 05.25.2013 | OWN

Before he became a Hollywood mogul, Tyler Perry endured a childhood that he says was wrought with violence. Physically abused by his father and sexual...

Former Prostitute's Kickstarter Recounts Journey Pushing 825-Pound Wagon 250 Miles

Daniel Vahab | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Daniel Vahab

In April of 2008, one Georgia woman pushed an 825-pound wooden wagon 250 miles from Savannah to Atlanta, Georgia. Rachel E. Milano, who later became ...

Researchers Discover Unlikely Cause Of Uterine Fibroids In Black Women

Posted 03.27.2013 | Black Voices

While doctors haven't been able to nail down a specific cause for uterine fibroids -- the noncancerous growths of the uterus that typically appear dur...

Survivor Starts Nonprofit For Domestic Abuse Victims

Nashua Patch | Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact

As a child, Jennifer Wright didn't understand the word "abuse." But she understood very well that the words spewed by her father, to make her feel sma...

You Are Not Alone: Michael Jackson's Abusive Childhood and How to Heal If It's Yours

Janet Kinosian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

Violence, control, fear and abuse thrive in silence. Merely aging doesn't make this pain diminish. In fact, it often gets stronger and louder.